Adverse Media (Internet) Checks

Our Adverse Media Checks provide a detailed review of an individual's online presence, drawing from multiple sources to ensure a thorough background screening. This service is especially relevant for schools, following the Department of Education's updated recommendation for online reputation screening of prospective staff.

How It Works

We start by searching for any negative content that might pose a risk. Our advanced AI and algorithms analyse results from various search engines, sifting through thousands of entries to pinpoint relevant information. Our system uses Natural Language Processing (NLP) to help us better understand online content and assess potential risks.NLP helps us sort through this data quickly and accurately, identifying any red flags such as negative media coverage, extremist views, or illegal activities.

Our searches cover:

  • News articles
  • Blogs
  • Videos
  • Interviews
  • Academic papers
  • Fundraising pages

This process helps us compile a comprehensive report on any potentially adverse media that could affect your hiring decisions.


Reduce Hiring Risks: Avoid the costs and disruptions associated with hiring unsuitable candidates.
Protect Your Reputation: Safeguard your school's standing by preventing the hiring of individuals who might pose a risk.
Preserve Team Culture: Maintain a positive and productive work environment by ensuring all new hires align with your team's values.

Risks We Identify

Our checks can reveal a variety of risks, including:

  • Negative media coverage
  • Extremist views or opinions
  • Discriminatory or hateful behaviour
  • Financial instability, such as bankruptcy
  • Inappropriate or undesirable online content
  • Involvement in illegal activities
  • Violent behaviour
  • Fraudulent activities

Who are these checks suitable for?

Our Adverse Media Checks are ideal for:

  • Individuals with a minimal to moderate online presence
  • Professionals in public-facing roles, such as teachers, doctors, nurses, and police officers
  • Candidates in the private sector, including potential employees and rental tenants

This service is designed to complement existing background checks, providing an extra layer of security to help you make more informed decisions about the people you choose to bring into your organisation.

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